Mahatma Gandhi lookalike distributes masks, hand-sanitizers in Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: People go out of their way to help the needy so as to provide succor during unusual times. Many people have set examples for others by distributing masks, hand sanitizers and food among other thins, who are unable to afford them.

A bright example has been set by this man , who has been disguised as Mahatma Gandhi with silver paint on his face. Sai Ram, a resident of Bhubaneswar, who is known as “Silver Gandhi”, walked around in the slum area near AIIMS and distributed masks and sanitizers among people.

He launched Covid-19 awareness drive a week ago. People call him Silver Gandhi, because he started walking around 150 km on foot to spread awareness against the deadly virus Covid-19.

For this journey, I have used my pocket-money to purchase hundreds of masks and hand- sanitizers to distribute among the needy people. I also went to the slum areas and requested residents to follow the important guidelines of Govt of India and state government to keep coronavirus at bay and win battle against it, says Sai Ram.

Notably, Odisha was the first state to make wearing of masks compulsory while stepping out of the house to contain the sporead of Covid-19 and also announced the extension of the lockdown till April 30. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the schools in the state will remain closed till June 17. He had also urged the center to not to resume air, bus or train travel anytime soon in the country.

So far the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state rose to 56, out of which one person has lost life while 37 are active Covid-19 cases and 18 patients have been completely recovered and discharged from the hospital.

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